Holiday Spirits slot machine
Holiday Spirits is the old-time classic that has been cleverly transformed into this slot by Play’n Go. It has several excellent bonus features that really will get you in the Holiday Spirit. The slot features just 3 reels and 3 rows, which is hardly surprising considering that Ebenezer would not want to splash out on more reels than are necessary, would he? In addition to this, the slot has 5 fixed paylines.
This slot is of high calibre design and Play’n Go have left no stone unturned in brilliantly bringing the famous story to the reels. The reels are set in a wooden frame with a clock and Christmas gift sat atop. Behind the reels you find yourself in the living room of Ebenezer Scrooge’s house. He must be in really good spirits as he has gone to the trouble of lighting a roaring fire while the Christmas tree has been carefully decorated. The graphics are excellent and the special effects add to the character of the game.
The bonus features include multipliers and several re-spin features that will be detailed later. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what is within the reels. The stacked symbols are a mixture of ghosts and typical Christmas decorations. The higher value symbols on the reels come in the form of the ghosts as found in the novel. The ghosts include Marley’s Ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas future. The lower value symbols are a holly wreath, a Christmas stocking, candy sticks and a snow globe.
Payouts are won by landing a combination of three matching symbols along one of the five fixed paylines. Marley’s Ghost will payout 4x your total bet, the Ghost of Christmas Past will payout 3x, the Ghost of Christmas Present pays out 2x and the Ghost of Christmas future 1.4x. With the lower value symbols the holly wreath will payout 1x, the Christmas sock 0.8x, the candy sticks 0.6x and the snow globe 0.4x.
The wild symbol is Ebenezer Scrooge, who is wearing glasses, top hat and with his long whiskers will act as a substitute for all of the other symbols, to help and form winning combinations. Ebenezer even has the audacity to have a little chuckle to himself when he forms part of a winning combination. Landing three Ebenezer’s along a payline will payout up to 16x your total bet.
When deciding your stake, you have the option to choose from as little as £/€0.10 up to a maximum of £/€100. Below the reels you will find a diagrammatic explanation of the paylines and all the controls to select your bet level and spin the reels. The autoplay feature is also situated below the reels and it gives you the option of a maximum of 100 auto spins, complete with win and loss limits.
Back to detail the bonus features as promised. You may think the theme of the slot will leave you with empty pockets as Ebenezer was not originally one to dish out his fortune. However, it seems the ghosts have paid him a visit and he is very much in the festive spirit.
Placed above the reels is Ebenezer’s clock. The clock can randomly activate at any time during a spin to select a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or if you are truly lucky, a maximum of 10x. If you land a winning combination the win will then be subject to the multiplier awarded by the clock.
All the symbols can land stacked on the reels. When there is an active multiplier and you land a non-winning spin but land 2 stacks of the same symbol on any 2 reels, you will win a spin of Christmas past, present or future that will guarantee you a win.
- Spins of Christmas Future: A non-winning spin with two of the same stacked reels on a 2x clock multiplier. The stacked reels will freeze and on each non-winning re-spin the multiplier will increase to 3x, then 4x, 5x and 10x where you will be guaranteed a win.
- Spins of Christmas Present: A non-winning spin with two stacked reels on a 3x, 4x or 5x clock multiplier. The stacked reels will freeze until you land a winning combination at the given multiplier.
- Spins of Christmas Past: A non-winning spin with two of the stacked reels on a 10x multiplier. The stacked reels will freeze and on each non-winning re-spin the clock multiplier will decrease from 5x, then 4x, 3x and 2x where you will be guaranteed a win.
Ebenezer also has a bonus gift for you! When the clock is active from the base game and in Spins of Christmas Past, Present and Future, the gift atop the wooden frame may randomly trigger meaning the active clock multiplier will be doubled.
Holiday Spirits has an RTP of 96.54% and it is of medium volatility. The RTP is slightly higher than average.
Clearly Play’n Go have put a lot of extra effort to bring the classical tale of Ebenezer Scrooge to the reels. It is a very playable slot with fantastic features and wonderful effects that really draw you into the storyline. At the same time, the stacked reels, wild, clock multiplier and respin feature you can expect some generous payouts.
You can also try out some alternative Christmas themed slots this festive period here at Queenplay. If you are a fan of Santa then try out the aptly named ‘Santa’ slot from Pragmatic Play that offers free spins and a bonus game. Another Santa themed slot is Jingle Bells from Red Tiger Gaming where a sneaky Santa creeps through your living room to deliver bonus features below the reels.